AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2011 Issue 3; Ask the Editor

Stem Cell Rescue

A 10-year-old boy with spinal and posterior fossa primitive neuroectodermal tumor, status post resection and status post radiation, was admitted for cycle 4 of scheduled maintenance chemotherapy. The patient received chemotherapy with cyclophosphamide, cisplatin and vincristine, followed by stem cell rescue per protocol. Provider documentation indicates autologous peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) were infused. What is the correct procedure code assignment for stem cell rescue? ...

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